Tag Archives: Site Management

New Feature – Share This Icons

18 Apr

Our latest feature adds share options for your shoppers to use if they wish to share your product with the world, giving your product maximum exposure!  The product could be shared on Facebook, Google, Twitter or Pinterest.

Jump on over to the Marketing > Social Media > Share This Icons section of your Freewebstore Control Panel  to enable or disable social media share icons on your store product details page.

The share icons will look something like below when enabled on your store. Though they may change slightly depending on the design.

Remember this ONLY appears on your product details page. Some retired or custom made designs may not support this feature. Please contact support if you need any help with this feature.

 

Black Friday

16 Nov

Black Friday is coming fast, the day where bargain hunters across the world try and grab themselves a great deal heading into the festive period.

What is Black Friday?

Black Friday was originally an American only tradition, dropping on the day after Thanksgiving each year. Retailers offer massive discounts on products in an attempt to persuade you to spend your money in the run-up to the festive period.  Recently the rest of the world has also adopted this as a day to offer discounts on their product range.

When is Black Friday?

This year Black Friday will happen on Friday 27th November. However, some retailers will start their week of deals on Monday 23rd November.

How can I promote my special offers?

Coupons & Vouchers

Create a coupon code via the Marketing > Coupons & Vouchers section of your Freewebstore Control Panel and promote it on your social media channels.  Time specific offers usually have the biggest impact !

Email your Newsletter list

Send an email out to your newsletter mailing list to promote your special offers .

Social Media

Use your Facebook pages and Twitter feed to promote your special offers leading up to Black Friday.

Mobile Optimized

22% of total online sales on Black Friday were purchased on mobiles – that’s an increase of nearly 43% from last year (source: TechCrunch)

Take advantage of your potential customers shopping on their mobile devices by ensuring your store design is optimized for mobile devices.  Check out our fantastic designs here.

PayU Money

27 Oct

Freewebstore has added PayU Money to its extensive number of checkout providers.  PayU Money allows you access to a large consumer base by providing multiple payments options to them to choose from. PayUMoney enables you to accept all Credit Cards (Mastercard/VISA), All Debit Cards (including Maestro) and NetBanking.

Setting up PayU Money

Setting up PayU Money for your store is a breeze. Simply head to the Ecommerce > Checkouts section of your Freewebstore Control Panel to get started.

To use PayUmoney as a payment method, you must first sign up for an account with them at: www.payumoney.com

Once you have a PayUmoney account, please enter your Merchant ID, Merchant Key and Salt in the boxes provided within the Ecommerce > Checkouts section of your Freewebstore Control Panel.

You will then have to go to your Seller Dashboard in your PayU money account and go to Settings > My Account > Webhooks section and set up a Webhook Events for a Successful Payment and Failure Payment with the following Webhook URL for both.

https://catch.freewebstore.org/catchpayumoney.aspx”

You can also set the Return URLs and upload a custom logo if you wish.

That is it !  Your customers can now checkout using PayU Money on your store.

###PayU is only available to companies registered in India & to Individuals having Indian Bank account.###

Ecommerce 3.0

1 Oct

New Features, New Designs, New Website!

Check out our brand new website at www.freewebstore.com.  A lot of love has gone into its creation and now it is launched we are extremely proud of it.  Hope you like it too!

Adding Twitter Social Plugins to your Store

11 Sep

Adding Twitter Social Plugins to your Store

Using Twitters social plugins is a fantastic way for your users to Tweet about your products or store content to their friends and followers. It’s a great way to spread your content that little bit further with the potential impact of bringing new customers to your webstore. Just follow these few simple steps to add these social plugins:

Step 1

  1. Go to the following URL: https://about.twitter.com/resources/buttons
  2. Select the button you wish to add to your page/ product page.
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  3. The “Share a link” button is the easiest plugin to add to your page content if you simply wish for your users to share your page content and does not need any additional information adding before implementation. This blog article will concentrate on this button, however if you wish to add any of the other buttons remember to add the additional information before moving onto the next step.

Step 2

  1. Once you have selected the “Share a link” button you will be presented with Button Options on the left hand side and the Preview and Code section on the right hand side. Simply copy the code that is provided.
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  2. Then log into your Freewebstore Control Panel and navigate to the page/ product page you wish to add the Twitter Social Plugin button to.
  3. Click the TOOLS > SOURCE CODE button within the page/ product edit text-editor.
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  4. Paste the code provided by Twitter, click [OK] and then click [Save].
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Your Twitter button will now be added to your page/ product page and your customers will be able to share the content of the webpage on their Twitter feed.

If you need any assistance with this please get in touch with the Freewebstore support team.

Additional Help Links

https://dev.twitter.com/web/tweet-button

https://support.twitter.com/articles/231474

 

Google reCAPTCHA

4 Sep

NEW FEATURE

We have added Google’s brand new mobile responsive reCAPTCHA to all our design’s contact pages to make sure your store is fully protected from spam and abuse while letting real people pass through with ease.

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You can read more about the reCaptcha here

Local Time Zone

3 Sep

NEW FEATURE

Set your store to the timezone of your choice via the Settings>Store Settings section of your Freewebstore Control Panel.  All dates and times will then be displayed in your local time zone.

New Affiliate site – Earn 15% commission for the lifetime of a referred subscription

25 Aug

Packed full of new features, you’ll have even more reasons to refer a friend and earn money!

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  • Generous 15% commission
  • New look Freewebstore branding
  • Commission paid directly into your PayPal Account (or Bank Account for UK Customers)
  • Social media links – Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Email

Statistics Page

The graphs on the statistics page track how well your affiliate account is doing.

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Ad Management

With the new affiliate system we offer a greater choice of banners.  We provide the HTML to allow you to easily insert your banner into your website or store and automatically receive the referall if the ad is clicked.

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Reporting

Reports make it easier to manage your account.  Keep track of all your referrals and commission.  You can even view and print out your invoices here!

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Click Here to get started!

New Design Launched – Echo

13 Aug

New Design Launched – Introducing Echo

Providing a powerful yet clean look, Echo is a brilliant design for those who wish to target their mobile and tablet audience first. Capable of displaying 100’s of products in a minimal yet contemporary look.

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Key Features

  • Mobile Optimized
  • Social Media Icons Supported
  • Multiple Language Packs
  • Graphical Logo
  • Soft Add To Cart
  • Advanced Search
  • Featured Products
  • Offers & Promotions

Try out the design

 

Adding Facebook Social Plugins to your Store

7 Aug

Allowing your customers to like and share content with their friends is a great way to advertise and maximise traffic to your store and here is how you can do it:

Step 1

  1. Go to the following URL: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/like-button
  2. Within the “Like Button Configurator” section enter the URL of the page/ product you would like to add a Like and Share button to and click the [Get Code] button. Note, you may wish to change the settings to get the layout you prefer.

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Step 2

  1. Log into your Freewebstore Control Panel and navigate to: Design > Theme Editor > Banners > Footer.
  2. Click the TOOLS > SOURCE CODE button within the banner text-editor.
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  3. Paste the Javascript SDK code provided by Facebook into the Source Code section of your text-editor, click [OK] and then click [Save] to save your footer banner.

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Step 3

  1. Navigate to either the page/ product edit page that you wish to add the Facebook Like and Share button to.
  2. Click the TOOLS > SOURCE CODE button within the text-editor.
  3. Paste the second snippet of code that Facebook have provided you, click [OK] and then click [Save].

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Your Like and Share buttons will now be added to your page/ product page and your customers will be able to like and share the content as much as they like.

If you need any assistance with this please get in touch with the Freewebstore support team.

Additional Help Links

https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/faqs